Mornings are easier to manage after a good breakfast. Whether it’s a quick bite before a day full of exploration or a leisurely meal with friends and family, we’re dishing up unique spots to brighten up your morning in Vacaville!
Best of the Brunch
Much to the delight of weekend breakfast warriors, Vacaville’s restaurants serve up their most decadent breakfast delights once the workweek is done. You’ll find a delicious blend of savory and sweet, plus delectable drinks that pair perfectly with a long weekend at these bastions of brunch:
Backdoor Bistro and Wine Bar is one of the gems of Vacaville’s restaurant scene. Tucked in an unassuming strip of stores on Merchant Street, this eatery takes it’s brunch seriously. Luscious lemon-ricotta pancakes, seasonal frittatas made with locally sourced ingredients, or a pulled pork breakfast burrito could find their way to your plate, and they’re all especially brunch-able with house-made bread or cinnamon sugar apple fritters and a huckleberry-thyme mimosa.
Los Reyes serves up south-of-the-border flavor with their Saturday and Sunday breakfast menu, plus some extra special options available only for Sunday brunch. Snag a spot on the patio or inside and delight in Huevos Rancheros, Chilaquiles, or Migas (a scrambled mix of eggs, chorizo, and roasted chilis), plus a fully loaded Bloody Mary topped with shrimp or bacon!
Brass Tap Beer Bar offers their own twist on classic brunch fare with Guinness Bacon Waffles (Yup, that’s a serving of fresh waffles topped with Guinness-bacon maple syrup and strips of bacon, and it’s amazing), a Bacon and Egg Pizza, or a freshly grilled Florentine Egg Panini stuffed with artichokes, parmesan, and spinach. Wash it all down with a brew from their 40+ taps, or a brew-sy take on classic cocktails like the Biermosa or the Ale Mary.
Grab and Go
Big adventures sometimes require smaller, easier to manage breakfasts. Find a quick or on-the-go breakfast at one of these local favorites:
Journey Coffee Co. is a hot spot for third wave coffee, fresh baked treats, and a quick breakfast. Grab an avocado toast, açai bowl, or their famous breakfast wrap (stuffed with a savory combo of eggs and bacon, plus a subtle kick from pepper jack cheese and chipotle spread). With vegan, paleo, and gluten free options frequenting their bakery case, it’s also a great choice for specialized diets.
Pure Grain Bakery and Café in Historic Downtown Vacaville is offering up their own quick breakfast options, such as a freshly baked bagel topped with lox, cream cheese, tomato, and onion, grilled breakfast burritos, or decadent, freshly baked pastries and desserts. Many of their treats are German-inspired, so finding surprising and unusual things to sample is never difficult at this bakery. Bonus points if you get your order to-go and stroll down the road to check out the historic homes along Buck Avenue.
Classic Diner Fare
Craving a classic morning meal experience? Vacaville’s diners are cooking up hearty, traditional breakfast fare, served with a side of casual comfort. Get a great breakfast any day of the week at these quintessential cafes:
Black Oak Restaurant is a longtime local favorite for breakfast or lunch. With mammoth servings of homestyle favorites, comfort food is in abundance here. Tackle one of their giant cinnamon rolls (you may need an assistant or two), munch your way through steak and eggs, or tackle a tower of pancakes fresh from the griddle.
Heritage House Café, located in a beautiful building in Downtown Vacaville, is a perfect way to start the day and see some of Vacaville’s history. Located in one of downtown’s landmark buildings, one of the first things you’ll notice is the plaque outside and the mural on the building commemorating the Pony Express’ successful delivery of President Lincoln’s Inaugural Address. Get a seat inside (or at a patio table) to taste specialties like the hefty Heritage House Breakfast, a deep fried bagel, or The Big Bird: an ENORMOUS combo of eggs, sausage, and cheese served on a giant English muffin.
Wren’s Café, tucked into a tiny lot next to the Alamo Drive freeway entrance, is known for their generations-old biscuits and gravy recipe, chicken fried steak, filling breakfast sandwiches, plus an entire section of their breakfast menu that is dedicated to generously-portioned meals.
Whether you brunch with a bestie, breakfast with family, or fuel up fast before an adventure, Vacaville’s early morning dining options are sure to leave you feeling full and ready to explore!